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Aerosols Program








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Atmospheric aerosol (also so-called atmospheric particles) is a complex mixture of substances in solid and/ or liquid state with a size ranging from a few nanometers (1 nanometer = 10-9 meters) to tens of microns (1 micron = 10-6 meters = 1000 nanometers). These particles are a complex mixture of natural matter, such as mineral dust or sea salt, with anthropogenic substances, such as the soot, sulphate, nitrate, ammonium and a number of trace metals.

Aerosols affect our life in different ways. In urban areas, exposure of particles emitted in combustion processes affect human health and result in a number of hospitalizations due to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Aerosols also affect on climate due to they scatter and absorb radiation and influence on the size of cloud droplets and on the hydrological cycle.

The Izaña Atmospheric Research Center (AEMET), the University of Huelva and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientifcas (CSIC, Research Council of Spain) co-manage two aerosols Observatories: the Izaña Observatory and the Santa Cruz Observatory.

GROUP: Aerosols and Air Quality


Dr. Sergio Rodríguez. (Leader Group)

Education: Doctor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, mention European Doctor.

Degree in Physics (BSc) at the University of La Laguna.




Dr. Javier López Solano

Formación: Doctor en Físicas por Universidad de La Laguna.

Licenciado en Físicas por la Universidad de La Laguna


Dr. Elisa Sosa Trujillo


Education: Doctor at the University of La Laguna.

Degree in Physics (BSc) at the University of La Laguna.



Maria Isabel García Álvarez (PhD student)

Education: Degree in Chemistry (BSc) at the University of La Laguna.

Master Degree in Chemical engineering at the University de La Laguna.



Concepción Bayo Pérez

Education: Degree in Physics (BSc) at the University of La Laguna


Master of Advanced Studies in Applied Physics at the University of La Laguna







Our group works on several topics on atmospheric aerosols:
1. Aerosols and air quality.
2. Physico-chemical properties of aerosols in the free troposphere. In-situ aerosol research program of Izaña Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW) observatory.
3. Long term evolution of levels and composition of Saharan dust.







García, M.I., Rodríguez, S., Alastuey, A.: Impact of North America on the aerosol composition in the North Atlantic free troposphere. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7387-7404, 2017

García, M. I., van Drooge, B. L., Rodríguez, S., and Alastuey, A.: Speciation of organic aerosols in the Saharan Air Layer and in the free troposphere westerlies, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:10.5194/acp-2017-108, in review, 2017.


Ravelo-Pérez, L.M., Rodríguez, S., Galindo, L., García, M.I., Alastuey, A., López-Solano, J., Soluble iron dust export in the high altitude Saharan Air Layer. Atmospheric Environment 133, 49-59, 2016.

Pérez García-Pando, C., Miller, R.L., Perlwitz, J.P., Rodríguez, S., Prospero, J. M. Predicting the mineral composition of dust aerosols: Insights from elemental composition measured at the Izaña Observatory, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/ 2016GL069873, 2016.

Boose, Y., Sierau, B., García, M. I., Rodríguez, S., Alastuey, A., Linke, C., Schnaiter, M., Kupiszewski, P., Kanji, Z. A., and Lohmann, U.: Ice nucleating particles in the Saharan Air Layer, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9067-9087, doi:10.5194/acp-16-9067-2016, 2016.

González, Y., Schneider, M., Dyroff, C., Rodríguez, S., Christner, E., García, O. E., Cuevas, E., Bustos, J. J., Ramos, R., Guirado-Fuentes, C., Barthlott, S., Wiegele, A., and Sepúlveda, E.: Detecting moisture transport pathways to the subtropical North Atlantic free troposphere using paired H2O-δD in situ measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4251-4269, doi:10.5194/acp-16-4251-2016, 2016.

Schneider, M., Wiegele, A., Barthlott, S., González, Y., Christner, E., Dyroff, C., García, O. E., Hase, F., Blumenstock, T., Sepúlveda, E., Mengistu Tsidu, G., Takele Kenea, S., Rodríguez, S., and Andrey, J.: Accomplishments of the MUSICA project to provide accurate, long-term, global and high-resolution observations of tropospheric {H2O,δD} pairs – a review, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2845-2875, doi:10.5194/amt-9-2845-2016, 2016.

Dominguez-Rodriguez, A., Abreu-Gonzalez, P., Rodríguez, S., Avanzas, P., Juarez-Prera, R.A. Short-term effects of air pollution, markers of endothelial activation, and coagulation to predict major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome: insights from AIRACOS study, Biomarkers, DOI: 10.3109/1354750X.2016.1160430

Dominguez-Rodriguez, A., Juarez-Prera, R.A. , Rodríguez, S., Abreu-Gonzalez, P., Avanza, P. Influence of meteorological conditions on hospital admission in patients with acute coronary syndrome with and without ST-segment elevation: Results of the AIRACOS study. Medicina Intensiva, 40, 4, 201-207, 2016.

Milford, C., Fernández-Camacho, A.M. Sánchez de la Campa, Rodríguez, S., Castell, N., Marrero, C. Bustos, J.J., de la Rosa, J.D., Ariel F.S. Black Carbon aerosol measurements and simulation in two cities in south-west Spain. Atmospheric Environment 126, 55-65, 2016.


Rodríguez, S., Cuevas, E., Prospero, J. M., Alastuey, A., Querol, X., López-Solano, J., García, M. I., and Alonso-Pérez, S.: Modulation of Saharan dust export by the North African dipole, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7471-7486, 2015.

Conen, F., Rodríguez, S., Hüglin, C., Henne, S., Herrmann, E., Bukowiecki, N., Alewell, C. Atmospheric ice nuclei at the high-altitude observatory Jungfraujoch, Switzerland. Tellus B, 67, 25014, 2015

Schneider, M., González, Y., Dyroff, C., Christner, E., Wiegele, A., Barthlott, S., García, O. E., Sepúlveda, E., Hase, F., Andrey, J., Blumenstock, T., Guirado, C., Ramos, R., Rodríguez, S. Empirical validation and proof of added value of MUSICA’s Tropospheric D remote sensing products. Atmospheric Measurements Techniques, 8, 483–503, 2015

Camino, C., Cuevas, E., Basart, S., Alonso-Pérez, S., Baldasano, J.M., Terradellas, E., Marticorena, B., Rodríguez, S., Berjón, A. An empirical equation to estimate mineral dust concentrations from visibility observations in Northern Africa. Aeolian Research 16, 55–68, 2015.

Gómez-Moreno, F.J., Alonso, E., Artíñano, b., Juncal-Bello, V., Iglesias-Samitier, S., Piñeiro Iglesias, M., López Mahía, P., Pérez, Noemí, Jorge Pey, Anna Ripoll, Andrés Alastuey, Benito A de la Morena, M Isabel García, Sergio Rodríguez, Mar Sorribas, Gloria Titos, Hassan Lyamani, Lucas Alados-Arboledas, Enrique Latorre, Torsten Tritscher, Oliver F Bischof.

Gómez-Moreno, F.J., Alonso, E., Artíñano, B., Juncal-Bello, V., Iglesias-Samitier, S., Piñeiro Iglesias, M., López Mahía, P., Pérez, N., Pey, J., Ripoll, A., Alastuey, A., de la Morena, B.A, García, M.I., Rodríguez, S., Sorribas, M., Titos, G., Lyamani, H., Alados-Arboledas, L., Latorre, E., Tritscher, T., Bischof, O.F. Intercomparisons of Mobility Size Spectrometers and Condensation Particle Counters in the Frame of the Spanish Atmospheric Observational Aerosol Network.  Aerosol Science and Technology, 49, 9, 2015.

Dominguez-Rodriguez, A., Rodríguez, S., Abreu-Gonzalez, P., Avanzas, Juarez-Prera Ruben A. Black carbon exposure, oxidative stress markers and major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndromes. International Journal of Cardiology 188, 47–49, 2015.

Reche, C., Viana, M. Karanasiou, a., Cusack, M., Alastuey, A., Artiñano, B., Revuelta, M. A., López-Mahía, P., Blanco-Heras, G., Rodríguez, S., Sánchez de la Campa, A.M., Fernández-Camacho, R., González-Castanedo, Y., Mantilla, E., Y. Sim Tang, Y., Querol, X. Urban NH3 levels and sources in six major Spanish cities. Chemosphere 119, 769–777, 2015

Fernández-Camacho, R., Brito Cabeza, I., Aroba, J., Gómez-Bravo, F., Rodríguez, S., de la Rosa, J. Assessment of ultrafine particles and noise measurements using fuzzy logic and data mining techniques. Science of the Total Environment 512–513, 103–113, 2015.



García, M. I., Rodríguez, S., González, Y., and García, R. D.: Climatology of new particle formation at Izaña mountain GAW observatory in the subtropical North Atlantic, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 3865-3881, doi:10.5194/acp-14-3865-2014, 2014.



González, Y. S. Rodríguez. A comparative study on the ultrafine particle episodes induced by vehicle exhaust, a crude oil refinery and ship emissions. Atmospheric Research, 120-121, 43-54, 2013. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.08.001

Cuevas, E., Y. González, S. Rodríguez, J.C. Guerra, A.J. Gómez-Peláez, S. Alonso-Pérez, J.J. Bustos, C. Milford. Assessment of atmospheric processes driving ozone variations in the subtropical North Atlantic free troposphere. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13, 1973-1998, 2013. DOI:  doi:10.5194/acp-13-1973-2013

Domínguez-Rodríguez, A., Abreu-Afonso, J., Gonzalez, Y., S. Rodríguez, Juarez-Prera, R.A., Arroyo-Ucar, E., Jimenez-Sosa, A., Abreu-Gonzalez, P., Avanzas, P. Relationship between short-term exposure to atmospheric sulfur dioxide and obstructive lesions in acute coronary syndrome. Medicina Clínica 140(12), 537-541, 2013. DOI:  doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2012.05.040

Dominguez-Rodriguez, A.,J. Abreu-Afonso, S. Rodríguez, R. A Juarez-Prera, E. Arroyo-Ucara, Y. Gonzalez, P. Abreu-Gonzalez, P. Avanzas. Air pollution and heart failure: Relationship with the ejection fraction. World Journal of Cardiology  5(3), 49-53, 2013. DOI:  doi:10.4330/wjc.v5.i3.49

Domínguez-Rodríguez, A., S. Rodríguez, P. Abreu, R. Juárez, P. Avanzas. Impact of AIR pollution on inflammation, oxidative stress and 1-year prognosis in patients hospitalized for Acute COronary Syndrome: design of the AIRACOS study. Medicina Clínica, in press.

Milford, C., N. Castell, C. Marrero, S. Rodríguez, A. M. Sánchez de la Campa, R. Fernández-Camacho, J. de la Rosa and A.F. Stein. Measurements and simulation of speciated PM2.5 in south-west Europe. Atmospheric Environment, 77,  36-50, 2013. DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.04.050

Querol, X., A. Alastuey, M. Viana, T. Moreno, C. Reche, M.C. Minguillón, A. Ripoll, M. Pandolfi, F. Amato, A. Karanasiou, N. Pérez, J. Pey, M. Cusack, R. Vázquez, F. Plana, M. Dall’Osto, J. de la Rosa, A. Sánchez de la Campa, R. Fernández-Camacho, S. Rodríguez, C. Pío, L. Alados-Arboledas, G. Titos, B. Artíñano, P. Salvador, S. García Dos Santos, R. Fernández Patier. Variability of carbonaceous aerosols in remote, rural, urban and industrial environments in Spain: Implications for air quality policy. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics  13, 6185-6206, 2013. DOI:  doi:10.5194/acp-13-6185-2013

Zhuang, X., Wang, Y., Zhu, Z., Querol, X., Alastuey, A., Rodríguez, S., H. Wei, S. Xu, W. Lu, M.C. Minguillón, M. Viana. Origin of PM10 pollution episodes in an industrialized megacity in Central China. Aerosol and Air Quality Research in press.


Alonso-Pérez, S, E. Cuevas, X. Querol, J.C. Guerra, C. Pérez. African dust source regions for observed dust outbreaks over the Subtropical Eastern North Atlantic region, above 25ºN. Journal of Arid Environments, 78, 100-109. doi: 0.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.11.013., 2012

Dall'Osto, M. D.C.S. Beddows, J. Pey, S. Rodriguez, A. Alastuey, R. M. Harrison, X. Querol. Urban aerosol size distributions over the Mediterranean city of Barcelona, NE Spain. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 10693-10707, 2012. DOI: doi:10.5194/acp-12-10693-2012.

Fernández-Camacho, R., S. Rodríguez, J. de la Rosa, A.M. Sánchez de la Campa, A. Alastuey, X. Querol, Y. González-Castanedo, I. Garcia-Orellana, S. Nava. Ultrafine particle and fine trace metal (As, Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn) pollution episodes induced by industrial emissions in Huelva, SW Spain. Atmospehric Environment  61, 507-517, 2012. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.08.003

López-Pérez, M., R. Ramos-López, R. Perestelo, X. Duarte-Rodríguez, J.J. Bustos, S.  Alonso-Pérez, E. Cuevas, J. Hernández-Armas, J. Arrival of radionuclides released by the Fukushima accident to Tenerife (Canary Islands). Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 116, pp. 180-186. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2012.09.011., 2012

Rodríguez S., A. Alastuey, X. Querol. A review of methods for long term in-situ characterization of aerosol dust. Aeolian Research, 6, 55-74, 2012. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2012.07.004

Schulz, M.,  J. M. Prospero, A. R. Baker, F. Dentener, L., Ickes, P.S. Liss, N. M. Mahowald, S. Nickovic, C. Pérez García-Pando, S. Rodríguez, M. Sarin, I. Tegen, R. A. Duce. Atmospheric Transport and Deposition of Mineral Dust to the Ocean: Implications for Research Needs. Environmental Sciences and Technology, 46,  10390−10404, ,2012. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1021/es300073u


Andrews, E., J.A. Ogren, P. Bonasoni, A. Marinoni, E. Cuevas, S. Rodríguez, J.Y. Sun, D.A. Jaffe, E.V. Fischer, U. Baltensperger, E. Weingartner, M. Collaud Coen, S. Sharma, A.M. Macdonald, W.R. Leaitch, N.-H. Lin, P. Laj, T. Arsov, I. Kalapov, A. Jefferson, P. Sheridan. Climatology of aerosol radiative properties in the free troposphere. Atmospheric Research, 102(4),  365-393,  2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2011.08.017.

González, Y., S. Rodríguez, J.C. Guerra, J.L. Trujillo, R. García. Ultrafine particles pollution in urban coastal air due to ship emissions. Atmospheric Environment, 45 (2011), 4907-4914, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.06.002.

Domínguez-Rodríguez, A., Abreu-Afonso, J., Rodríguez, S., Juárez-Prera, R.A., Arroyo-Ucar, E., Jiménez-Sosa, A., González, Y., Abreu-González, P., Avanzas, P. Comparative Study of Ambient Air Particles in Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure and Acute Coronary Syndrome. Revista Española de Cardiologia, 2011;64(8), 661–666, doi:10.1016/j.rec.2010.12.023, 2011.

Rodríguez, S., Alastuey, A., Alonso-Pérez, S., Querol, X., Cuevas, E., Abreu-Afonso, J., de la Rosa, J. Transport of desert dust mixed with North African industrial pollutants in the subtropical Saharan Air Layer. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 6663–6685, 2011, doi: 10.5194/acp-11-6663-2011, 2011

Müller, T., B. Henzing, G. de Leeuw, A. Wiedensohler, A. Alastuey, H. Angelov, M. Bizjak, E. Engströmm, C. Gruening, J. Hasselbach, A. Hoffer, K. Imre, P. Ivanow, S. Junying, N. Kalivitis, H. Karlsson, M. Kompula, C. Lunder, A. Marinoni, S. Martins dos Santos, M. Moerman, A. Nowak, J. Ogren, A. Petzold, S. Rodríguez, Shao-Meng, S. Sharma, P. Sheridan, K. Teinilä, T. Tuch, M. Viana, A. Virkkula, E. Weingartner, R. Wilhelm, W. Ya-Qiang. Characterization and Intercomparison of Aerosol Absorption Photometers: results of two intercomparison workshops. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 4, 245-268, doi:10.5194/amt-4-245-2011, 2011.

Reche, C., Querol, X., Alastuey, A., Viana, M., Pey, J., Moreno, T., Rodríguez, S., González, Y., Fernández-Camacho, R., Sánchez de la Campa, A. M., de la Rosa, J., Dall'Osto, M., Prévôt, A. S. H., Hueglin, C., Harrison, R. M., and Quincey, P.: New considerations for PM, Black Carbon and particle number concentration for air quality monitoring across different European cities. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 11, 6207–6227, 2011. DOI:10.5194/acp-11-6207-2011.

Alonso-Pérez, S., E. Cuevas, C. Pérez, X. Querol, J.M. Baldasano, R. Draxler. Positive Trends of African Airmass Intrusions in the Marine Boundary Layer over the Subtropical Eastern North Atlantic Region in Winter. Tellus B, 63B, 255-265. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2010.00524.x, 2011

Alonso-Pérez, S., E. Cuevas, X. Querol. Objective identification of synoptic meteorological patterns favouring African dust intrusions into the Marine Boundary Layer of the Subtropical Eastern North Atlantic Region. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. doi: 10.1007/s00703-011-0150-z

Sanchez de la Campa, A.M., j. De la Rosa, Y. Gonzalez-castanedo, R. Fernandez-camacho, A. Alastuey, X. Querol, A.F. Stein, J.L. Ramos, S. Rodriguez, I. Gonzalez Orellana, S. Nava. Levels and chemical composition of PM in a city near a large Cu-smelter in Spain. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13, 1276- 1287, doi: 10.1039/C0EM00708K, 2011.


Fernández-Camacho, R., J. de la Rosa, AM Sánchez de la Campa, Y. González-Castanedo, A. Alastuey, X.Querol, S. Rodríguez. Geochemical characterization of Cu-smelter emission plumes with impact in an urban area of SW Spain. Atmospheric Research, 96, 590-601, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.01.008, 2010.

J.P. Putaud, R. Van Dingenen, A. Alastuey, H. Bauer, W. Birmili, J. Cyrys, H. Flentje, S. Fuzzi, R. Gehrig, H.C. Hansson, R.M. Harrison, H. Herrmann, R. Hitzenberger, C. Hüglin, A.M. Jones, A. Kasper-Giebl, G. Kiss, A. Kousa, T.A.J. Kuhlbusch, G. Löschau, W. Maenhaut, A. Molnar, T. Moreno, J. Pekkanen, C. Perrino, M. Pitz, H. Puxbaum, X. Querol, S. Rodriguez, Salma, J. Schwarz, J. Smolik, J. Schneider, G. Spindler, H. ten Brink , J. Tursic, M. Viana, A. Wiedensohler, F. Raes. A European aerosol phenomenology: Physical and chemical characteristics of particulate matter from 60 rural, urban, and kerbside sites across Europe. Atmospheric Environment, 44, 1308–1320, 2010, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.12.011.

Fernández-Camacho, R., S. Rodríguez, J. de la Rosa, AM Sánchez de la Campa, M. Viana, A. Alastuey, X. Querol. Ultrafine particle formation in the inland sea breeze airflow in Southwest Europe. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 9615-9630, 2010, doi: 10.5194/acp-10-9615-2010.

Pey, J., A. Alastuey, X. Querol, S. Rodríguez. Monitoring of sources and atmospheric processes controlling air quality in an urban Mediterranean environment. Atmospheric Environment, 44, 4879-4890, 2010, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.08.034.


Rodríguez, S., Y. González, E. Cuevas, R. Ramos, P. M. Romero, J. Abreu-Afonso, A. Redondas. Atmospheric nanoparticle observations in the low free troposphere during upward orographic flows at Izaña Mountain Observatory. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9, 17, 6319-6335, 2009.


Hernández, F., S. Rodríguez, L. Karlsson, S. Alonso-Pérez, M. López-Pérez, J., Hernández- Armas, E. Cuevas. Origin of observed high 7Be and mineral dust concentrations in ambient air on the island of Tenerife, Atmospheric Environment, 42, 4247-4256, 2008. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.01.017.

Hernández, F., L. Karlsson, M. López-Pérez, J. Hernández-Armas, S. Alonso-Pérez, S. Rodríguez, E. Cuevas. Using 137Cs and 40K to identify natural Saharan dust contributions to PM10 concentrations and air quality impairment in the Canary Islands. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 7034-7042, 2008. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.06.016.

Querol, X. A. Alastuey, T. Moreno, M.M. Viana, S. Castillo, J. Pey, S. Rodríguez, B. Artiñano, P. Salvador, S. Garcia Dos Santos, M.D. Herce Garraleta, R. Fernandez Patier, S. Moreno, M.C. Minguillón, E. Monfort, R. Palomo, E.R. Pinilla, E. Cuevas. Spatial and temporal variations in airborne particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) across Spain 1999-2005. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 3964–3979, 2008. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.10.071.

Rodríguez, S. E. Cuevas, Y. González, R. Ramos, P.M. Romero, N. Pérez, X. Querol, A. Alastuey. Influence of sea breeze circulation and road traffic emissions on the relationship between particle number, black carbon, PM1, PM2.5 and PM2.5-10 concentrations in a coastal city. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 6523-6534, 2008. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.04.022.

Pey, J., S. Rodríguez, X. Querol, A. Alastuey, T. Moreno, J.P. Putaud, R. Van Dingenen. Variations of urban aerosols in the Western Mediterranean. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 9052–9062, 2008. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.09.049.


Alonso-Pérez, S., E. Cuevas, X. Querol, M. Viana, J.C. Guerra, Impact of the Saharan dust outbreaks on the ambient levels of total suspended particles (TSP) in the Marine Boundary Layer (MBL) of the Subtropical Eastern North Atlantic Ocean, Atmospheric Environment,41/40, 9468-9480. DOI: 10.1016, 2007.

Escudero, M., X. Querol, J. Pey A. Alastuey, N. Perez, F. Ferreira, E. Cuevas, S. Rodríguez, S. Alonso, A methodology for the quantification of the net African dust load in air quality monitoring networks. Atmospheric Environment, 41, 5516–5524, 2007. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.04.047

Kandler, K., N. Benker, E. Cuevas, M. Ebert, P. Knippertz, S. Rodriguez, L. Schütz, S. Weinbruch, Chemical composition and complex refractive index of Saharan Mineral Dust at Izaña, Tenerife (Spain) derived by electron microscopy. Atmospheric Environment, 41, 8058–8074, 2007. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.06.047

Moreno, T., X. Querol, A. Alastuey, M.C. Minguillón, J. Pey, S Rodríguez, J.V. Miró, C. Felis, W. Gibbons, Recreational atmospheric pollution episodes: inhalable metalliferous particles from firework displays. Atmospheric Environment, 41, 913–922, 2007. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.09.019.

Rodríguez, S., R. Van Dingenen, J.P. Putaud, A. Dell’Acqua, X. Querol, A. Alastuey, J. Pey, R.M. Harrison, K.F. Ho, S. Chenery, R. Tardivo, V. Gemelli, B. Scarnato. A study on the relationship between mass concentrations, chemistry and number size distribution of urban fine PM2.5 aerosols in MILAN, BARCELONA & LONDON. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, 2217-2232, 2007

Rodríguez, S., Cuevas, E., The contributions of ‘minimum primary emissions’ and ‘new particle formation enhancements’ to the particle number concentration in urban air. Journal of Aerosol Science, 38, 1207 – 1219, 2007. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2007.09.001.

Rodríguez, S., X. Querol, A. Alastuey, J. de la Rosa. Atmospheric particulate matter and air quality in the Mediterranean: a review. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 5, 1-7, 2007. DOI: 10.1007/s10311-006-0071-0



Contract: CGL2011-26259.
Título: Composition, sources and multi-decadal evolution of the dust and particulate pollutants observed in the subtropical Saharan Air Layer.
Financiado por: National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation of Spain.
Duration: 2012-2014.
Principal Scientist: Sergio Rodríguez.
Fund: 109 K€.
Project: ACTRIS.
Title: Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research Infrastructure Network (ACTRIS).
Funded by: European Commission -FP7.
Dates: 2011 - 2014.
Coordinator: G. Pappalardo
IP(CIAI-AEMET): Emilio Cuevas.
Fund: 7.8M€
Title: Impact of air pollution on inflammation, oxidative stress and 1-year prognostic in patients admitted by acute coronary ischemia.
Participants: Hospital Universitario de Canarias y Centro de Investigación Atmosférica de Izaña.
Dates: 2011 - 2013.
PI (HUC): A. Domínguez-Rodríguez.
PI(CIAI-AEMET): Sergio Rodríguez.
Fund: 20.700€.
Project: AER-REG
Title: Estudio sobre la formación y transporte del aerosol atmosférico regional en Andalucía Occidental.
Contract: P07-RNM-03125.
Fund: Projects de investigación de excelencia, Junta de Andalucía.
Dates: 2008 – 2012.
Participants: University de Huelva, CSIC, Centro de Investigación Atmosférica de Izaña y NOAA.
Funds: 155.000€.
PI: Sergio Rodríguez.
Project: REDMAAS (link: http://www.redmaas.com/ )
Title: Constitución de la Red Española de DMAs Ambientales.
Número de contrato (2010): CGL2009-07128-E/CLI. Financiación: 22000€.
Número de contrato (2011): CGL2010-11095-E /CLI. Financiación: 22000€.
Funded by: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.
Participan: CIEMAT, CSIC, Centro de Investigación Atmosférica de Izaña, INTA, University de A Coruña.
PI (CIEMAT): Franciso Gómez.
PI (CIAI-AEMET): Sergio Rodríguez.
Project: GRACCIE
Title: Equipo de Investigación Multidisciplinar sobre Cambios Climáticos Graduales y Abruptos y sus Efectos Medioambientales.
Contrat: CSD2007-00067.
Funded by: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. CONSOLIDER INGENIO.
Funds: 5.413.000 €.
Dates: 2007-2011.
Participants: CSIC (Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas y Ambientales, Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Centre d´Estudis Avançats de Blanes, Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra 'Jaume Almera', Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales), Centro de Investigación Atmosférica de Izaña, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas, Fundació Bosch i Gimpera (University de Barcelona), Fundación Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Parc Científic de Barcelona, The JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Unite Mixte de Recherche CEA-CNRS, University Autónoma de Barcelona, University Complutense de Madrid, University de A Coruña, University de Alcalá de Henares, University de Alicante, University de Barcelona, University de Berna, University de Cádiz, University de Cantabria, University de Granada, University de Huelva, University de Oviedo, University de Salamanca, University de Vigo, University Miguel Hernández, University Politécnica de Cataluña.
IP (CIAI-AEMET): Emilio Cuevas.
Project: EPAU.
Title: Evaluación integral del impacto de las emisiones de partículas de los automóviles en la calidad del aire urbano.
Nº contrato: B026/2007/3-10.1.
Dates: 2007-2008.
IP: Sergio Rodríguez.
Participan: CSIC, University de Huelva y Centro de Investigación Atmosférica de Izaña.
Funds: 200798€.




University de Huelva
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, World Calibration Centre for Aerosol Physics
Hospital Universitario de Canarias
NOAA, Air Resources Laboratory
NOAA, Earth System Research Laboratory


Izaña Atmospheric Observatory (Global Atmospheric Watch): free troposphere

Santa Cruz Atmospheric Observatory: urban air

Weighting room





• 2015-01-18. LA OPINION. “Canarias coloca a 41 de sus mejores investigadores en la élite internacional”
• 2015-01-18. LA OPINION. “Canarias coloca a 41 de sus mejores investigadores en la élite internacional”. Download PDF.
• 2016-02-22. EL ESPAÑOL. "Lo que nos enseña la nube de polvo que ahora cubre España."


• 2013-01-05. LA OPINION. “Los barcos y refinerías contaminan el aire urbano con partículas ultrafinas”
• 2013-01-05. ABC. “Los barcos y refinerías contaminan el aire urbano con partículas ultrafinas”
• 2013-01-05. LA PROVINCIA. "Los barcos y refinerías contaminan el aire urbano con partícuas ultrafinas."
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• 2013-01-09. VIVA."Cepsa y los barcos, más peligrosos que el tráfico"
• 2013-01-22. CANARIAS7."Laboratorio de contaminación"



• 2011-03-20. LA OPINION. “La Calima que se respire en Canarias trae tóxicos de las industrias norteafricanas”
• 2011-03-31. CANARIAS 7. “La Calima viene con polizones”
• 2011-03-31. VIVA. “El 5% de la calima es contaminante”

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2010-09-20. EL DIA. "La contaminación por partículas ultrafinas no procede solo de los automóviles"

2008-12-02. LA OPINION. "Origen y características de las partículas atmosféricas"